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Can you name the Movies by their Themes?
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Jun 20th, 2010 at 00:49 GMT
nice quiz. only criticism is that vimeo sucks as far as being able to back up/skip ahead without it skipping a whole clip and a half length. i mean there is more than enough time but it is just frustrating.
Jun 20th, 2010 at 04:39 GMT
Yes I absolutely agree, but Youtube and dailymotion don't accept the video ... Copyright problem.
Jun 20th, 2010 at 13:46 GMT
A great quiz! Some suggestions:accept "(Indiana Jones and the) Raiders of the Lost Ark" as acceptable answers ..."Dr. No" should be aceptable for James Bond. If "The Simpsons" is acceptable for "The Simpsons Movie", consider allowing "2001" to be acceptable. Is the "Saw" film series actually a by Hoyle "Saga"?
Jun 21st, 2010 at 05:51 GMT
Thx very much. I take into account your remarks TeganX7. I shall do the changements.
Jul 3rd, 2010 at 17:26 GMT
Sad that only 15% of people got Last of the Mohicans. Such an excellent movie.
Jul 3rd, 2010 at 17:54 GMT
GRRR Avatar and The Lion King sound really similar.
Jul 3rd, 2010 at 19:05 GMT
I like this idea, but your clips are really long. You could make a 5-minute audio file with all these same movies without compromising recognizability.
Jul 3rd, 2010 at 20:41 GMT
Try entertonement.com. Its always worked well for me. Awesome quiz. I'd had this idea for a while, glad someone jumped on it. Bravo. Also, what's with the weird click right before Star Wars?
Jul 3rd, 2010 at 22:34 GMT
I really like the long clips! It's much nicer than when people keep cutting from song to song halfway through a tune... Great quiz :-)
Jul 4th, 2010 at 01:21 GMT
Back to the Future's music was composed by Alan Silvestri. Other than that, good quiz.
Jul 4th, 2010 at 04:27 GMT
Modification made VogonPoet ( Thanks ). As for the long clips, I also prefer long ones so that you can enjoy the music when listening to it. And, imagining I did short ones, the persons who prefer longer ones wouldn't be satisfied, whereas, with long ones, you can always get them shorter. That's what I thought.
Jul 4th, 2010 at 05:11 GMT
The synth renditions of Jaws and Jurassic Park seemed out of place among the other orchestral recordings. That, and The Simpsons doesn't belong here.
Jul 4th, 2010 at 16:22 GMT
Great idea for a quiz. Some clips are way too long, tho. Who doesn't know the music for Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jaws and Rocky after 3 seconds? And even though you did a good job having a good mix of composers, I was expecting 2 more John Williams pieces: Superman and E.T., which are very recognizable.
Jul 4th, 2010 at 21:09 GMT
Given how many movies/trailers have used "lux aeterna" (the theme from Requiem for a Dream that didn't even wind up in the movie - ha!), might want to consider including the song title as a possible answer. I've gotten to the point where it takes me a minute to remember what the movie is, because I associate it with so many trailers.
Jul 4th, 2010 at 23:48 GMT
Good quiz - clips a little on the long side for my taste, and I agree with Jaspers that the synth versions really stuck out. Plus Enya had nothing to do with Gladiator, that was Lisa Gerrard
Jul 5th, 2010 at 15:06 GMT
Great quiz, love the longer lengths of things! I liked your selection too. I can see this getting to the front page, I haven't seen anything like it before. 5 stars
Jul 6th, 2010 at 02:44 GMT
really awesome quiz. great music/great idea.
Jul 6th, 2010 at 06:43 GMT
I'm gonna point out that the theme from Mission: Impossible was composed by Lalo Schifrin, not the dudes from U2, and that the theme from The Simpsons was composed by Danny Elfman and not Green Day. Jus' sayin'.
Jul 6th, 2010 at 13:04 GMT
Hi BobLaRice. Your first remark is, after verification, completely correct. Nevertheless, your second isn't. In the quizz, it's the theme of The Simpsons Movie, not The Simpsons television series. Here is the wikipedia page: "In 2007, Green Day recorded a cover version of the theme song for The Simpsons Movie and also released it as a single."
Jul 7th, 2010 at 11:11 GMT
Wow ! No hesitation, 5/5 ! Fabulous quizz !
Jul 8th, 2010 at 19:03 GMT
Very interesting idea! If I may suggest, though, that you add The Great Escape. Its theme song is one of the best and pretty well known.
Jul 8th, 2010 at 22:41 GMT
A few weird ones. Transformers? Really? Good quiz overall though. Love that you included Once Upon a Time in the West. Great score. My favorite of the spaghetti westerns.
Jul 9th, 2010 at 06:44 GMT
I love you for making this quiz. Just one thing -- the Armageddon theme is Trevor Rabin's work, not Hans Zimmer's.
Jul 17th, 2010 at 17:38 GMT
i would have liked more variety, maybe Danny Elfman, John Barry, Bernard Herrmann?
Jul 19th, 2010 at 07:18 GMT
ive been on sporcle for a couple years now and this has been the first quiz ive favorited
Jul 19th, 2010 at 11:09 GMT
Thx kyll. Have you done part II ? It also has nice sounds and awesome movies !
Jul 20th, 2010 at 14:44 GMT
Requiem for a Dream??? Don't know if that belongs on any theme song list. But really, really GREAT QUIZ!!! Loved it! I "nominated" your quiz for what it's worth....... :-)
Jul 27th, 2010 at 20:52 GMT
OK, besides the use of the possessive apostrophe throughout making the quiz appear laughably amateur, there are some serious flaws here. First, If you're gonna go by composer, then Green Day is incorrect for the Simpsons Movie. Danny Elfman composed that theme, and you're wholly justified in placing it in a "movie" quiz, but Green Day arranged (at most) that recording, not composed it. No justification for that by your own standards. Second, using the two MIDI recordings (I couldn't tell if Rocky was MIDI or not because the sample was so low quality) makes this quiz appear more amateurish, especially the Jurassic Park sample. What is that, a marching band arrangement? Come on! Show John Williams some courtesy. Lastly, the Lion King, Avatar, and Gladiator samples hardly qualify as "main themes." If the Lion King has a main theme, it's the "This Land" theme, not the African chanting (which, for the record, was composed by Lebo M. and not Hans Zimmer. So you're either incorrect in sampling the main theme or identifying the composer of your sample.) Gladiator doesn't really have a main theme, I've heard Zimmer say there are as many as 40 recurring motifs, and while the one you chose is memorable, it only appears once. Hardly a main theme. And the Avatar music is just a random sample of atmospherics. Hardly a thematic selection, that. It's a real nice idea, and with some work it could get there, but I can't believe this has been an "editor's pick" with so many flaws.
Jul 27th, 2010 at 22:41 GMT
jnb987, are you frustrated or something ? did your girlfriend break with you ? Because I feel in your comment anger that you needed to evacuate and I was your target ! You're the first to complain about the apostrophes ( made me smile even more the "amateur" side ) I don't know what you see bad with them but if they really were a "problem", I really doubt you'd be the first one to comment about them. And where're the errors ? English isn't my first language so if ther're some, tell me instead of mocking. The sample of Rocky is fine, maybe it's your computer that isn't good. Jurassic Park, you're not the first and I won't change everything for just one movie ( If you personnaly know John Williams tell him I'm sorry for the insult ). The Lion King sample is a piece of King of Pride Rock by Hans Zimmer ( the african chant appears at the end of the song ). As for the other films, seriously, who cares if it ain't the "official" main theme. I'll change the title and put theme instead so that you'll be pleased. Frankly, the only thing that I'll eventually alter after what you've written is the composer of The Simpsons.
Jul 27th, 2010 at 23:17 GMT
Haha, I have no emotional value in this quiz, Nameless, although I appreciate the lengthy response. And though I had suspected English wasn't your first language, I had not gone so far as to assume, so I had considered it presumptuous to correct your grammar. Since you asked: movies are not the possessors of their own trilogies. "Indiana Jones' saga" reads "the saga that belongs to Indiana Jones," and so on, which is nonsensical. The proper grammar (which Sporcle does or at least should promote) would be to refer to the "Indiana Jones series" or "franchise." No apostrophes, as the movies don't own their own series. The Rocky sample sounded very flat when I listened to it, sonically, but I still thought it had enough tonal variety to be symphonic and not MIDI so I didn't include it in that count. I know precisely which cue the Lion King sample comes from and, in fact, the theme I refer to ("This Land") happens to be the outburst from the end of that track, which your sample leads up to but cuts out on. I only comment because I hope to better the quizzes on Sporcle where I see room for my contribution. Your quiz covers a subject I love, and it upset me to see it covered so poorly. I only offer suggestions on improving the quiz' shortcomings, not personal criticisms of yourself. Just your work.
Jul 27th, 2010 at 23:52 GMT
This comment I prefer and don't feel any attack. Concerning the english, given your explanation, I'll remove the apostrophs. I do appreciate comments that are written to improve the quiz, I even encourage them, but your first comment was, let's say mean ( the formulation, not your intention ). If I have time, I'll may restart a new video with better quality and containing the best version themes I'll find. Maybe... some day. And now I shall do other corrections. Still thx.
Jul 27th, 2010 at 23:55 GMT
Oh and have you done part II ? I dunno if it is perfect ( convinced it isn't though ), but I invite you to criticize the work in order to improve the quiz.
Aug 17th, 2010 at 04:17 GMT
My only criticism is having to answer in order. Not a big deal, but it was frustrating to keep remembering/forgetting to click the Next button when I didn't recognize one song, and started to type the next movie in, and it not registering because I had the wrong line highlighted. Other than that, great quiz...
Aug 27th, 2010 at 12:55 GMT
Loved the updated Jaws theme. 5/5!
Aug 28th, 2010 at 09:40 GMT
Awesome! I didn't get a couple (like Jurassic Park and Harry Potter) right away - HP is in a different key or something, and JP is less.. majestic? than the official version.
May 5th, 2011 at 22:37 GMT
Technically the Pirates of the Caribbean clip you have is by Klaus Badelt. Hans Zimmer composed the 2 sequels.
Feb 21st, 2013 at 07:59 GMT
What, no Batman? Or Superman, for that matter?
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